January 26, 2015
My lunchbox used to always smell of Zest-O mango flavor. I might have spilt my juice once and never got around to cleaning it, or maybe the smell just stuck. I liked that smell, even now as I recall it, it gives me a feeling of peace, home, familiarity. It was an oval brown sturdy lunchkit. I also used to have those Jollibee lunch sets. I remember feeling so happy when I got a red Coleman water jug. It was second-hand. I remember Schüblig lunches, caramelized onions, white rice, youth, Chinese garter, hopscotch, gashes, sticky afternoons, laughter.